Tenured faculty members approaching the age of 65 may wish to consider retirement options, which the School is able to tailor to the faculty member’s needs. Please contact Jane J. Kim, Dean for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The title of “research professor” is a transition appointment available to individuals who are eligible to be reviewed for emeritus/a status and who relinquish tenure but wish to remain involved in faculty activities. This title can be held for up to five years after formal retirement. Appointment terms are made in one-year increments. Individuals who request this title should write to the department chair annually to state their planned research activities for the coming year. The terms of the research professorships require that an active program of research in retirement be underway.
Primary senior faculty members (ladder and non-ladder) who have rendered “long and faithful service” under the terms of a 2022 Harvard Corporation vote, are eligible to be reviewed for emeritus faculty appointments at the Harvard Chan School. Emeritus faculty retain an emeritus title and several ongoing benefits and perquisites, including continued email and other account access, and enjoy opportunities to continue to engage with the School and University communities. This appointment remains active for the professor’s lifetime.
If the individual held an endowed chair while active, that title carries forward with a research professor appointment or an Emeritus/a designation.
- Preparing for Retirement
- What happens when you retire (pdf)?
- Harvard University Retirees Association (HURA)
- HURA Resources For Harvard Retirees (pdf)
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